Obese women have a harder time losing pregnancy weight.
POSTED: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 9:15am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
Obese women are more likely to gain more weight during pregnancy making it harder to drop the pounds after delivery.
A study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente looked at the medical records of nearly 1,700 obese women. They found nearly 75% gained more than the recommended 15 pounds during pregnancy for their weight class. A year after delivery, most had only lost 60% of the weight they gained, so if a woman gained 30 pounds during pregnancy, she still had 12 of those pounds one year later.